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Footprint Services Newcastle’s Commercial Cleaning Company

Footprint Services are proud to offer one of the most thorough, flexible and adaptive Commercial Cleaning Services in the Hunter Valley region. 

We have a large team of qualified cleaning and maintenance professionals who can respond to a wide variety of service needs, either on a one-off or ongoing basis.

We specialise in tailoring a Commercial Cleaning Service to clients who have a breadth of cleaning needs, but would like to combine this with a service that can also cover basic general maintenance, unexpected clean-up needs, window cleaning, gutter fire safety, the removal of excess waste and recycling, and even the supply and refilling of consumables.

If you want to deal with a professional Commercial Cleaning Company who can talk you through your needs and how to most efficiently meet common Workplace Health & Safety requirements, Footprint Services is the right choice for your business.

What can we clean for you?

Footprint Services offer an extensive range of Commercial Cleaning packages. We already know what all the basics are and can take care of them without being asked. Instead, we’ll present you a range of optional extras and you can choose what suits you.

Footprint Services have been working in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley region for six years, and have experience in matching our services to the scale of different clients. We clean office kitchens, bathrooms, meeting rooms, receptions, workstations and customer-focused retail premises.

Where can we clean for you?

We are the most trusted Commercial Cleaning Company in the Hunter Region: including Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, and Maitland. Our usual Commercial Cleaning package is ideal for businesses with 10-15 employees looking to keep their premises clean for prospective clients and stakeholders as well as complying with WH&S regulations. We recognise that every commercial cleaning site has differences and we are happy to meet you at work and discuss a tailored Commercial Cleaning plan for you.

If you are a landlord rather than an office tenant, talk to us about drawing up an obligation-free quote for cleaning services for all the businesses in your premises as well as the shared facilities. This way you’ll have a firm idea of how much to add to the rental cost for each tenant in order to cover cleaning costs, and you can offer a tailored Commercial Cleaning Service as part of your lease agreement.

The values and strengths of Footprint Services

As a local, family-owned Commercial Cleaning Company, you know you can trust Footprint Services. If for any reason you are not 100 per cent satisfied with a commercial clean on any given day, please speak with one of our onsite team leaders or call 1300988609 and we will gladly re-clean your premises for free – no questions asked.

We are centrally located and guarantee that our team will always arrive on time. We guarantee to help you meet your WH&S requirements. A one-size fits all Commercial Cleaning Company could never offer that level of service. To read more about what we guarantee, visit our ‘About Us’ page.

 

 

How Clean Is the Bathroom?

Bathrooms harbour harmful bacteria and sometimes mould and mildew spores that can cause respiratory problems. How Clean Is Your Bathroom?

Footprint Services take Hygiene seriously and we love to share our knowledge to keep you safe at work and at home, here are some helpful tips and habits that can help you keep your bathroom clean at home.

The toilet harbours , bacteria such as E. coli and salmonella and your Shower head alone can harbour Mycobacterium avium, a pathogen linked to pulmonary disease.

 

Here are some useful tips and what you need to get that bathroom clean and fresh:

  • Gloves
  • Bleach
  • Bi-carb soda
  • Non-abrasive scourers (at least 3 – Toilet, Shower and sink)
  • Bucket
  • Toilet brush
  • Clean rags (at least five small and two large)
  • Floor cleaner
  • Mop
  • Glass cleaner
  • Squeegee, lint-free cloth or old newspapers

Shower

Start at the top: Pour white vinegar into a plastic grocery bag (enough to fully submerge the showerhead nozzle) and tie it in place for an overnight soaking. Remove it in the morning and run the water for a minute.
Wash your plastic shower curtains in the washing machine with your regular detergent and a few old towels, which act as scrubbers to get rid of soap scum and mildew. Rehang to dry.
Shower doors, make a paste by mixing a few drops of white vinegar to a cup of baking soda; apply it directly to the door. Let sit for an hour, then rub with a microfiber cloth. Rinse and buff dry with a fresh, dry microfiber cloth.

Bath tubs

Wet the tub with hot water and apply a bathroom cleaner and let sit for 15 minutes before scrubbing with a non-scratch scourer.

Helpful Habits!: Wipe all surfaces after showering or bathing, and leave the window open for one hour a day to lower the room’s humidity level.

Grout

Dip an old unused toothbrush brush in straight bleach  and scrub then rinse well. Seal grout every six months to help prevent moisture and grime from infiltrating

Be sure to ventilate the room.

Tile, Walls, Ceiling

Spray tile, countertops, walls, and the ceiling with all-purpose cleaner and let sit for 20 minutes. Then wipe down all surfaces with a clean cloth. To reach high spots, use a clean, dry microfiber mop.
To minimize water marks on ceramic tile, apply a coat of car wax once a year

Mildew-resistant paint will also help on untiled walls and ceilings

Toilet

Start by pouring a cup of baking soda and bleach into the bowl. Let sit for a few minutes; Scrub with a non-abusive scouring pad and flush. Then tackle the toilet brush itself, Secure the brush handle between the already-cleaned seat and the basin so that it hovers over the bowl; pour bleach over the bristles. Let stand for a few minutes, then douse with a pitcher of clean water. Next, fill the brush canister with warm, soapy water and let sit; dump the dirty water into the toilet and flush

Helpful Habits!: Always close the lid when you flush and add of anti-bacterial to your toilet brush holder – enough to cover the bristles, by doing this you will kill the bacteria after use and keep the bathroom smelling fresh

Sink

Pour white vinegar or baking soda down the drain and flush with hot water.

Start by pouring a cup of baking soda and bleach into the basin (Plug in)and scrub with a non-abrasive scourer, rinse with warm water and let drain, wipe down with an anti bacterial and dry.
Helpful Habits!: Dab baby oil on the soap dish to keep the bar from sticking and sliming up. Alternatively use pump-action soap dispenser which will minimise germs.

If you lather your hands before you turn your taps on you will minimise the germs that are often found on bathroom taps, remember to wash your hands properly with warm water and soap , rinse the taps before turning them off, dry your hand and the taps!

Ventilation Fan

Turn off the ventilation fan at the mains! Remove the fan blades and fan guard, soak in warm water and bleach for about 20min, wipe down the sides of the ventilation fan housing with an anti bacterial. Dry the fan blades and guard before returning them to the housing

Mirrors

Spray mirrors with glass cleaner, then use a lint-free cloth or a news paper to wipe clean for a streak-free shine.

Housework and the 1950’s

How much has our view on housework changed since the 1950’s?

A recent study of the average Australian household by the Australian Institute of Family Studies has examined Australian households and how women spend their time at home, the study found that women spend nearly twice as much time doing housework than men.

Women with children aged 5 and under spend up to 32 hours a week on housework and women with children over  5 years old , still doing up to 29 hours a week and if you include a full time job women often work up to 88 hours a week!

Women are achieving goals and targets in the workplace and often surpass their male counter parts but in seems women are losing the battle on the home front with 62% of employed women, with children saying they always feel overworked, tired and rushed.

So the answer to the question:  “How much has our view on housework changed since the 1950’s?” Not much! It’s seems that society is still stuck in the 1950’s in regards to the household cleaning, so come on guys take up the broom and dish cloth and help the team!

Making That First Impression Count!

Clients will often judge the way you do business by the cleanliness of your work spaces, so it is imperative that your office is clean and tidy outside and inside.

Your employees are also affected by the cleanliness of their working environment the saying “Tidy desk, Tidy mind” hold true here and will create a more productive and organised team environment

 

Making a Good First Impression

It takes about 12 seconds for people to form lasting opinions. If your place of business is poorly maintained you are running the risk of turning away prospective clients, potential new employees and commercial opportunities.

Clients will often be asked to what in the reception area, so it ideal to make them as comfortable as possible, offensive smells, mould, cobwebs carpet stains, dirty furniture just to name a few can be often overlooked by employees because “they are use to it”

It is important to hire a Commercial Cleaning Service that takes pride in their work, have attention to detail, guarantee the their work and onsite team leaders so that minor details are not overlooked.

Establish an Enticing Entrance way

The exterior of your establishment is equally important, sidewalks widows, entrance doors and signage can be often overlooked, these are the very first impression that a potential client will notice.

A dirty and unsightly entrance can often turn people away before they have even entered your office no matter how clean, tidy and professional your business is not getting potential clients through the door can make a huge impact on revenue.

Maintenance

Hiring a Commercial Cleaning Service that provides a maintenance service is definitely important as broken locks, doors, tiles and equipment can not only put you at risk of liability claims, it can compromise the security of your premises, the effectiveness of your staff and can impact the way you as a business is viewed by your clients.

Wash areas and Toilets

Wash areas and toilets are surprisingly overlooked, a wash area and toilet that is well-stocked, clean and free of odours will be appreciated by your employees and clients, hygiene is extremely important and says a lot about your business and employees. Let’s face it most people don’t like public toilets because they are often dirty, they smell and under stocked!

Need help keeping your offices clean?

Contact Footprint Services for a No Obligation free Quote Today

Call NOW on 1300988609 for a no-obligation 2 week FREE Commercial Clean – and we promise to clean 10x Better than your current cleaning company or we will give you $500 for wasting your time!

 

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